21.3 C
Byron Shire
February 26, 2021

Man resuscitated on Kingscliff Beach

Latest News

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Other News

A safe space for sexual assault survivors

In a perfect world, the trauma Margot and Joana experienced would not have happened, and there would be no need for the very important support group they have created.

Will the Lennox Park pavilion survive?

Ballina Shire Council will today debate the future of the Lennox Park pavilion/dressing shed, which is slated for removal as part of the Lennox Village Vision concept plan.

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Byron police assault trial could attract human rights law analysis

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault to continue facing trial.

Tweed mayor and rail trail

Richard White, East Ballina I watched a Facebook video of Mayor, Chris Cherry, addressing a meeting, organised by the Northern...

Craig Kelly quits Liberal Party

Federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, technically throwing Scott Morrison's government into minority as it grapples with scandals from within and without.

While volunteer surf life savers were dealing with the tragedy of discovering the body of a missing teenager at Cabarita Beach yesterday morning, only a few kilometres up the road, surf life savers were saving the life of a man who had collapsed in front of the surf club at Kingscliff.

Jan Gielis, one of Cudgen Headland’s senior and most-experienced members, along with Chris Watson, the club’s secretary manager, and Quinton Hughes were called to the aid of a gentleman who was found on the ground and not breathing in the car park of the surf club. The club members called on their first aid skills and administered CPR for several minutes, until the man began breathing again. They monitored the man’s condition until the ambulance arrived.

The Far North Coast Branch Surf Life Saving director of education, Brian Lewis, says the volunteers have done the club proud.

‘The actions of these people reflects the effort and quality of training that our trainers and assessors provide to all our members. Chris Watson only obtained his first aid and Advanced Resuscitation qualifications in June, so it’s great to see the training has paid off,’ he said.

‘Good news stories like this really remind surf life savers why we are here.’

The club also thanked the builders who were on site and positioned one of their tents over the man during the resuscitation effort, as it was raining.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

FIsherfolk have been caught in the net of parking fines designed to stop travellers parking up for the night on the Tweed Coast Road and they are seeking help to access their beaches at night without fines.

Family Court scrapped

Despite overwhelming opposition from Australia’s family law specialists and advocates, the federal Liberal-Nationals government and cross benchers scrapped the Family Law Court and subsumed it into the circuit courts last week.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Northern Rivers policeman accused of youth assault acquitted

Magistrate Michael Dakin has ordered a common assault charge against a former Byron-based policeman be dropped after an altercation involving a naked youth in Byron Bay three years ago.